N is for New. Today is the release date in the U.S. for the new Paul McCartney album, "New". There has been a lot of hype about this new album, and as one reviewer put it, Paul has been here, there, and everywhere promoting it's release. I am looking forward to hearing the new record. I pre-ordered the album and hope it will be delivered today.
We are just a few months away from the 50 year anniversary of the Beatles debut in the U.S. I have been listening to them since 1964 when my really cool older cousin Teresa succumbed to the early effects of Beatlemania. When her family visited ours in 1964 we went to Red Rocks Amphitheater not long after The Beatles had played there. She was so excited to be able to stand on the very stage where John, Paul, George and Ringo had stood not long before. The very first album I owned was Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heats Club Band.
I was able to see Paul live at Cowboys Stadium in 2009. One day my daughter called asking me if I would like to go see Paul with her. I had to ask her to repeat herself because I wasn't sure what she had said. I though about it for a couple of seconds and said sure. We talked to my wife, my son and his fiance and they all wanted to go. I have passed on my love of "classical" music to my children. You can read about my experience at the concert here.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.